Viracopos International Airport in Campinas, Sao Paulo, has deployed Automated Border Control (ABC) eGates developed by Portuguese ABC specialists Vision-Box.In a statement, Vision-Box noted that as one of the largest centers of air traffic in Brazil, that Viracopos International Airport reached a record level of passenger volume in 2015, with an annual 10.3 million passenger movements.To meet this record increase, the Automated Border Control solution was implemented in December 2015, just in time to meet the special seasonal demand of the higher passenger flow traveling in both domestic and international flights."After Viracopos reached a record in passenger volume in a single year, this new technology has arrived to make the airport journey much more seamless and secure", states President-Director of Viracopos International Airport, Gustavo Müssnich.Vision-Box noted that its ABC eGates are designed to ensure both passport authenticity and biometric passenger verification through an automated and self-service process.The process puts "passengers in control of their own journey through immigration and emigration control, without directly interacting with the Federal Police, as long as they are at least 18-years-old and hold a Brazilian electronic passport"."The solution is very easy to use as an appealing alternative to traditional passenger control which is typically a time-consuming and uncomfortable experience traveller".In the new process at the eGates, a passenger is identified in just a few seconds, using Vision-Box advanced biometric technology.The system compares a facial image stored in the chip of the passengers' passport against the live captured image.Since they have been deployed, the eGates installed at the Arrivals and Departures areas of the airport have processed more than 9,000 passengers, each process taking only 15 seconds on average. This represents a considerable reduction from usual time needed in traditional control – around 3 minutes.Federal Delegate Carlos Fagundes Vieira, responsible for Airport Security Police in Viracopos, stated that, "ABC eGates will reduce the time spent by the passenger in immigration control; the entry and exit of Brazilian citizens in the country will be faster." The Federal Police remotely monitor every passage at the eGates in real time, leveraging Vision-Box software inspection platform interfaced with the International Traffic Automated System.In case of an exceptional situation during the process, the Police immediately receives an alert in order to evaluate the situation and take immediate action, while the passenger remains inside the eGate.For example, if two people simultaneously enter the eGate or if the passport is part of a database of stolen documents, the Police can take instantaneous action. This risk-based automated process offers the Federal Police with the capability to better focus on persons of interest through smart case management. As Leidivino Natal da Silva, General Director of Vision-Box Latin America, highlights: "One of the trend of special interest in the aviation industry is currently to refine security processes in order to increase reliability and sustainability. Viracopos International Airport is highly aware and decided to focus on the solution that brings higher levels of innovation and orientation to passenger experience! As an Airport that hosts millions of people per year, the offered platform is the key to optimize passenger flow, to reduce the existing operational costs, as well as to reduce the queues and waiting times, so the passenger may enjoy the retail areas as well as other airport's attractions."